Friday, January 8, 2010

Midyear Update

I know that one of you is out there, just waiting for me to post this assignment. For that reason, I'm just going to cut to the chase, give you the straight-skinny, get right to the point, or maybe not. You know by now that I am a woman of words who appreciates the intricacies and turnings of language, and I will usually find a way to wax poetic about any topic that presents itself. (You all may consider this lunatic rambling, but you are entitled to your own (misguided) opinion.)

Anyway, here's what I'd like to know:
1. In this year of language and rhetorical analysis, what have you learned? Or if not learned, grown more aware? What have you attempted in your writing and/or reading that you never did before? Conversely, on what do you still need some work?
2. One of the things I have hoped for you is a growing awareness of language. So, to that end, include a bit of found poetry for us: a phrase, a slogan, a song lyric, a word, any use of language that catches your eye and tickles your ear.

20th Century Novel Weblist

Ok - this is not the beautiful, streamlined integrated use of technology of which I dreamed, but here is the list of links to our novels for the new six weeks. Good luck and happy reading!
Mrs. K.

antiheroes A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (9780375725784) Dave Eggers Books American Pastoral (9780375701429) Philip Roth Books henderson the rain king Books High Fidelity A Novel (9781594481789) Nick Hornby Books

multiculturalism Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya Books Bread Givers A Novel (9780892552900) Anzia Yezierska, Alice Kessler-Harris Books Ceremony (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (9780143104919) Leslie Marmon Silko, Larry McMurtry Books House Made of Dawn (9780072434200) N. Scott Momaday Books Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International) (9780307387141) Gabriel Garcia Marquez Books Native Speaker (9781573225311) Chang-rae Lee Books One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.) (9780060883287) Gabriel Garcia Marquez Books People of the Book A Novel (9780670018215) Geraldine Brooks Books The Palace of Illusions A Novel (9781400096206) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Books Their Eyes Were Watching God (9780061120060) Zora Neale Hurston Books tortilla curtain by t.c. boyle Books Waiting A Novel (9780375706417) Ha Jin Books What Is the What (Vintage) (9780307385901) Dave Eggers Books

plays A Streetcar Named Desire (9780811216029) Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller Books Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (Bloom's Guides) (9780791075647) Harold Bloom, Albert A. Berg Books Fences (The August Wilson Century Cycle) (9781559363020) August Wilson, Samuel G. Freedman Books The Crucible (Penguin Plays) (9780140481389) Arthur Miller Books The Glass Menagerie (9780811214049) Tennessee Williams, Robert Bray Books

south and west A Death in the Family (Penguin Classics) (9780143105718) James Agee, Steve Earle Books All the King's Men [2006 Movie Tie-In Edition] Robert Penn Warren Books All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1) (9780679744399) Cormac McCarthy Books Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction) (9780140169300) Wallace Stegner Books Delta Wedding (9780151247745) Eudora Welty Books Horseman, Pass By A Novel (9780684853857) Larry McMurtry Books The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition) (9780142000663) John Steinbeck Books The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Oprah's Book Club) (0046442526418) Carson McCullers Books The LAST PICTURE SHOW A Novel (9780684853864) Larry McMurtry Books The Moviegoer (9780375701962) Walker Percy Books The Violent Bear It Away A Novel (9780374530877) Flannery O'Connor Books Wise Blood A Novel (9780374530631) Flannery O'Connor Books

war A Farewell To Arms (9780684801469) Ernest Hemingway Books Catch-22 (9780684833392) Joseph Heller Books Empire of the Sun (9780743265232) J. G. Ballard Books For Whom the Bell Tolls (Scribner Classics) (9780684830483) Ernest Hemingway Books going after cacciato tim o'brien Books Suite Francaise (9781400096275) Irene Nemirovsky, Sandra Smith Books The Piano Teacher A Novel (9780143116530) Janice Y. K. Lee Books The Thin Red Line (9780385324083) James Jones Books The Things They Carried (9780618706419) Tim O'Brien Books

women Brooklyn A Novel (9781439138311) Colm Toibin Books Half Broke Horses A True-Life Novel (9781416586289) Jeannette Walls Books March (9780143036661) Geraldine Brooks Books Mating A Novel (9780679737094) Norman Rush Books Sweet Hereafter A Novel (9780060923242) Russell Banks Books The French Lieutenant's Woman (9780316291163) John Fowles Books

modernism An American Tragedy (Library of America #140) (9781931082310) Theodore Dreiser, Thomas P. Riggio Books Babbitt (Signet Classics) (9780451530615) Sinclair Lewis, Sally E. Parry Books Henderson the Rain King (9780143105480) Saul Bellow, Dave Eggers Books Herzog (Penguin Classics) (9780142437292) Saul Bellow, Philip Roth Books Main Street (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&N Classics) (9781593080365) Sinclair Lewis, Brooke Allen Books Sister Carrie (Norton Critical Editions) (9780393927733) Theodore Dreiser, Donald Pizer Books Tender is the Night (9780543722089) F. Scott Fitzgerald Books The Sun Also Rises (9780743297332) Ernest Hemingway Books